03 September 2009

he...


...called me two days ago. i told him that his car is finally ready. (we got him a car for graduation but it needed some work. hubbs finally found time in his busy schedule-he has like 15 projects going on at the same time-to get it road ready). i asked about how his academic schedule is going. he said, ma, everything is fine. BUT...we don't have any food! i just about lost my mind! the school didn't get his dorm assignment straight so he's blessed to be a freshman in his own apartment. he's also blessed to have a cousin who attends the same school as a junior so they're rooming together. don't worry! my sister lives about 10 miles from the school and he's actually only about 80 miles from home, so we're keeping a close eye on that booty (ummm, LITERALLY!!!!) but, i said all of that to say this: we can't have our kid up there starving! i feel so blessed to have raised a young black male who will be 18 in a few weeks and who has never been disrespectful (well, other than that one time! and after i threatened to send him to meet Jesus...he hasn't slipped since!); he's never been to jail; he doesn't have any kids. i'm so proud of the fact that he's staying on course and i want to do everything i can to encourage him to CONTINUE on the right track. sooo, ROAD TRIP!!! i'm cooking a huge pot of red beans and smoked sausage as i type-actually TWO pots: one for jamani and tristan and one for US to eat next week. we're giving the boys a few things: corn; string beans; vienna sausages; pasta roni; chili; wieners; salt; pepper; grape jelly; rice; and we have to make a trip to the grocery store tomorrow before we go for a few packs of chicken and smoked sausage (they eat a LOT of smoked sausage!) i hope those two know how blessed they are to be in college and in a situation where they don't have to work. jamani's grandmother and father are paying his portion of the rent; john and i bought the car; and EVERYBODY is feeding them! my sister i mentioned earlier? she made them a HUGE pan of lasagna. i guess she thought that would tide them over for a few days...ummm, jamani said it lasted ONE day!!!! hopefully the beans will fare a little better! of COURSE i'll have my camera with me because we may just take the two of them to the buffet for dinner before we leave baton rouge to give the beans a fighting chance for another day! and if my baby continues doing well in school i'll keep you all posted. if you EVER see a post where i say, "oh, jamani? i SPIT on him!"....well, you know he's not doing the right thing! but, we're praying that never happens!

5 comments:

Peggy said...

That won't happen Keandra, you obviously raised him well! Looking forward to seeing some new pics!
Love xxx Peggy

~EssenseVibez~ said...

gurl, i'll be wiatin' on my pot of red beans and saugae too--i know a sistah can jamm cookin'--love ya gurl!!

.charity. said...

What a wonderful young man you've raised!
I bow to the Queen....i'm taking lessons for my three~

triciapeever said...

Good for you guys. It must be a very proud moment sending your son off to post-secondary school. It is the proof of a job well done, especially when there are so many pressures that young people face nowadays, so many ways for them to take the wrong path, especially where you live, right? My fingers are crossed that he keeps making you and your hubby and most importantly...himself proud!

Feelin' Scrappy said...

What a lucky kid you have. You are such a supportive and awesome Mom! I hope I do as good of a job with my boy as you have with yours!

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